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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #150 on: December 18, 2012, 09:28 AM »
If the world ends on Friday, at least you got to enjoy yours.  ;)

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #151 on: December 18, 2012, 01:54 PM »
I haven't even opened it yet.  :-\
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #152 on: December 18, 2012, 06:33 PM »
Got mine yesterday.  It's actually a really well done figure. 

It's like $14.99 well done though.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #153 on: December 20, 2012, 02:16 AM »
Don't know if anyone noticed but Jocasta Nu's box interior has this weird scan thing printed on it.  It has Aurabesh on it, which made me decide to decipher it.  I'm weird for that kind of stuff.

Anyway, here's what it reads:

Line 1) PHANIUS
Line 2) COUNT DOOKU
Line 3) AUDITORY SCAN COMPLETE ACCES GRANTED
Line 4) B   SERSIX
Line 5) A
Line 6) LIB
Line 7) T   LEV 4DEV
Line 8 ) WW(OR 00, not sure on those)M129ZX
Line 9) U
Line 10) C          RED5
Line 11) ANNINU CORE SESSION - DATE COMPLETION PENDING

Some of the lines don't line up exactly that's why there's some single letters separated from a longer set of letters/numbers.  Also not really sure if the Line 8 is WW or 00, as it could be either one easily. 

Some seems to make complete sense, but some's gibberish.  Could be mistakes in my work, the lettering's very tiny and difficult to see in some cases and I am doing this at 2:15 a.m. my time, but still that's pretty much it I'm pretty sure.  Line 11's "DATE" word I thought was Data but I double checked and it's Date.  No clue what "ANNINU" is either.  The stuff between line 1 and 11 really is just gibberish for the most part, except Red 5 sneaking in there for some reason.

Thought someone might care to know anyway.  I dig Aurabesh code when it is hidden places.  What's weird is there's a numeric system too but they rarely if ever have used it.  It's always just regular numbers.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #154 on: December 20, 2012, 02:36 AM »
Some other things I find interesting about Jocasta...

First, she has a skirt piece clearly made for poseability, but it's molded in a fairly stiff plastic so it doesn't move much.  It's sliced up the sides though, something they sometimes do or sometimes don't, but something they've done a bit of lately.

Dooku's bust stand is dated this year...  I heard some speculation that this figure's been done for a long time for some reason or other, but I don't think so.  The bust/stand hasn't been done anyway till 2012.

The bust is awesome.  It really is a nice accessory.  The holocron is a tad lame though.  I appreciate it that it's there, at all, but it's just a plastic cube.  There's absolutely no depth or detail sculpted into it.  Just paint.  I'm ok with it, but it's definitely half-assed.  Better than no-assed though.

The bust steals the show for me.  I'm far more into it than the figure, haha.

Jocasta has a lot of nice paint aps too.  Her eyes are really well done, her lips are pink/make-up looking, her face has either scars painted on or tattoo's.  Not sure what they're to be really as I don't know much about her character but I didn't even know she had these markings on her one side of her face.  The tunic's detailing is really nice though, and a stand-out.

She's super wrinkly on her hands and neck/face too.  I also appreciate the "force" hand she has.  There's nice sculpting to her.

Some weird things I noticed though.  She's got a traditional "neck post" from the olden days.  Like the very olden days.  Her whole head/neck plugs into her torso which is a style they've not done for a while.  Also no ankle joints, but otherwise heavily articulated.  Of course, her stiff skirt piece makes it tough to pose her lower body anyway so I can't say you're missing out on the lack of ankles anyway.  She stands fine as-is.

There's sharp cuts at her elbows like Hasbro tries to do sometimes these days, especially with figures that need to hold their hands/arms tighter together.  Sometimes they skip this and it really sucks when they do on Jedi, but Jocasta really they gave her the ability for sharp angles with her elbow joints when you're posing her.  It's good for the saber poses of course, but looks good pointing at a screen, or using the Dewey Decimal System or whatever.

Lastly she has her softgoods purse which would sort of work actually.  You can open it a little, put in there whatever she needs like depends, or peppermints, or a wooden spoon.

Other than the crummy plastic they used on her lower skirt/tunic, which completely inhibits lower body posing, and the lack of a saber hilt (not that she has a place to plug it on her belt anyway), I'm happy ultimately.  Like I said, if this was the only way to get say a ground-up Blue Snaggletooth, or Tonnika Sisters, and a nice accessory/set piece with them, I'd be in for this again.

The bust really makes me think how good 2007 was, with all those giant accessories like bar pieces, tables, chairs, drums...  Really miss that level of POW in a figure.  It'd make $10 almost seem ok if they all came with great, and large accessories.

Anyway, that said, I really wish Hasbro could give us a Jedi Bust and Holocron with every Jedi figure from here on out.  I'd just absolutely love that.  It's a goofy but appreciated set piece.  It makes a boring figure kind of cool.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #155 on: December 20, 2012, 09:30 AM »
The bust is awesome.  It really is a nice accessory.  The holocron is a tad lame though.  I appreciate it that it's there, at all, but it's just a plastic cube.  There's absolutely no depth or detail sculpted into it.  Just paint.  I'm ok with it, but it's definitely half-assed.  Better than no-assed though.

I wish they would have reused the holocron from I-5YQ


Other than the crummy plastic they used on her lower skirt/tunic, which completely inhibits lower body posing, and the lack of a saber hilt (not that she has a place to plug it on her belt anyway), I'm happy ultimately. 

She does come with a hilt, it's packed in her bag and you can plug it into the slit in the side of her dress. At least that is what I did.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #156 on: December 20, 2012, 05:20 PM »
Why, yes there is a hilt!  Thank you Jayson, or I'd have never known.  I was afraid to mess with the bag for fear of ripping the thread.  I feel the hilt in there though.  Or is it a discreet personal massager for the lady on the go?

Did I cross a line?  Yeah, I did.  :-[

I agree on the holocron...  Same basic gripe that that one had depth and detail.  This one's a plastic cube.  Meh.  Such is life right?

Anyway, what a weird way to package the hilt?  Goofy.

BTW I see my decoding the Aurabesh was a resounding success.  Glad everyone cared.  >:(  :-*  ;D
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2013, 08:32 PM »
Everyone's favorite Jedi media specialist arrived at my door today! Now I have to decide if I should open her or not.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2013, 10:24 AM »
I got a shipping notification for mine. I'll reserve judgement until I've got Jocasta Nu in hand. But I can't say that I'm pleased with how Brian's Toys has handled this particular exclusive. 
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #159 on: January 11, 2013, 10:39 AM »
There is no doubt that the handling of this has been botched to varying degrees. If there is one plus to give is that they’ve advertised for months that this would be available with an ETA of 01/31/13.

With folks getting them months eariler than that, irrespective of the order in which the orders were placed and filled, I’d say that is fine by me, especially compared with manufacturers like Gentle Giant who’s release schedule is always getting pushed out.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #160 on: January 11, 2013, 11:32 AM »
That disclaimer does give BT some flexibility in the delivery on the orders.  But it really should have been handled on a first come, first served basis.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #161 on: January 11, 2013, 02:24 PM »
Someone, somewhere, posted that the deliveries were going to begin in November (and that they'd heard it directly from BT).  I don't know who said that now, but I based my assumptions on that at the time (and people reporting getting them who ordered right around that time).

It sort of wiped the 1/31/13 out of my head then I guess, but it's a weird situation.

Like I said before, I'm not really unhappy.  All I did was emailed to see if I could get mine and did, and they were very nice, so I'm happy enough.  I have 2 here for my local buddies and hopefully can get them their figures sooner rather than later.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #162 on: January 14, 2013, 11:02 AM »
bleh....  just ordered one of these...  can't believe on top of the crazy high price there is a handling charge...

anyway - I clicked the link from JD.com and said I heard about their site from jd.com, so hopefully that is worth something   ;D

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #163 on: January 14, 2013, 02:13 PM »
It's definitely appreciated. :)
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #164 on: January 14, 2013, 04:01 PM »
Count me among those who have yet to receive their Jocasta, although to be quite honest, I hadn't really been paying attention lately and had pretty much forgotten about her.  I don't know if that's more due to just a general apathy toward Hasbro stuff recently, or because there hadn't been any movement from BT, but I did order one, so hopefully they'll actually send it to me, sooner or later.   ???